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1 Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Rasa Shastra The Art of Vedic Alchemy Vol.4 This latest edition presents an in-depth look at Pyrite processing, the use of Sudha Varga materials (Calcium Carbonate) including limestone, chalk, molluscs, animal horns, egg shells, slaked lime and fossilised sea urchins. Also covered in this volume are Adrija (Shilajit) and Guggulu resin (Commiphora mukul), Dhatu (metal) the production of alloy ingots and the purification of Yasada (Zinc), along with Kanta Pashana (Magnetic Iron Ore) and Hingula Bhasma (Cinnabar ash). Thank you for downloading this file

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3 Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Main Menu Click here for Rasa Shastra Terminology / Glossary Click here for Bibliography & Recommended Reading Click titles to advance to relevant section

4 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Anjana Preparation Anjana after a second puta, already showing signs of surface colour change. This surface oxidation will ultimately render the bhasma with a bluish / grey hue.

5 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Kohl Preparation Two samples of Kohl brushed onto white paper. The top sample had some additional turquoise powder added to it for effect. Once applied to skin Kohl quickly dries and forms a durable eye makeup lasting for many hours.

6 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Swarna Maksika Preparation A close up image of Swarna Maksika cakrika.

7 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Sasyaka Preparation Sasyaka after third puta. Although the contents have expanded the material has a greater degree of thermal stability.

8 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Kushta Sangraf Preparation Freshly squeezed lemon juice is added to 150g of purified Hingula.

9 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Sudha Preparation Sudha after re-hydration, the material naturally breaks down into smaller pieces.

10 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Sudha Preparation Sudha pieces are collected and dried under sunlight.

11 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Badarasma Preparation After 24 hours remove Badarasma and rinse in clean water, they can then be dried under sunlight.

12 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Yasada Preparation As soon as Yasada is in a liquid state it should be retrieved from the furnace and poured quickly into a receptacle filled with a quantity of raw milk.

13 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Pittala Ingot Preparation Pittala ingots being cast.

14 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Pittala Ingot Preparation Pittala ingot complete and polished.

15 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Sheetal Parpati Preparation Side on view of parpati showing approximate thickness.

16 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Guggulu Preparation Add Guggulu resin and work into the ghee with a wooden spatula. Cook resin until the ghee is absorbed, but do not allow the resin to stick to the bottom of the pan.

17 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Aristaka Preparation Seal cakrika in sharaava using clay and cloth method and allow to dry.

18 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Loha Preparation The pyrometer results were carefully logged and transcribed to a line graph illustrating the thermal signature of these heating blocks (see next slide).

19 R a s a S h a s t r a Copyright © 2012 Neterapublishing Netra Tarpana Preparation One last test is to roll a little cotton into a wick and dip it into the heated ghee. Using a match attempt to light this wick.


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